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Spokane Sports Commission honored with national award

The Spokane Sports Commission has received a national award for developing sports in the region. The nonprofit organization was selected as “Sports Commission of the Year” by the National Association of Sports Commissions.

Spokane to host 2019 national roller championships

The 2019 USA Roller Sports National Championships will bring about 3,000 contestants to the Spokane Convention Center next summer for nearly a month of youth and adult competitions, generating about $11 million in local sales.

Air quality concerns halt sports

Concern about wildfire smoke and its effects on children has led to the cancellation of a large soccer tournament at Plantes Ferry Park in Spokane Valley. In addition, the Greater Spokane League has implemented a new smoke pollution protocol that could lead to cancellation of practices and games when air pollution rises to unhealthy levels.

Spokane County field house proposal unlikely to include ice rink

An ice rink likely won’t be included in a proposed $20 million field house that Spokane County commissioners could put to voters as part of a 2015 park ballot measure. The county is considering a proposal by the Spokane Sports Commission to underwrite a field house on the north bank of the Spokane River to draw visitors to Spokane for tournaments.

Spokane Sports Commission starts biggest March ever

March is coming in like a lion, as far as the Spokane Sports Commission is concerned. In its busiest March ever, the organization helped bring eight sporting events to Spokane. This month it expects to add at least $11.4 million to the local economy. That includes hotel stays for an estimated 9,290 athletes and more than 11,000 spectators, as well as shopping and restaurant visits.

Lee: Coeur d’Alene football coach Shawn Amos reveals he’s battling cancer

Coeur d’Alene football coach Shawn Amos has faced several challenges in his life, especially in his coaching career. His early years at CdA, for example, were not memorable. It took him some time to get the program headed down the path to where it captured back-to-back state championships in 2010 and 2011.

Major table tennis tournament to Spokane

Don’t tell Lisa Hagel or her son Cody that table tennis isn’t a real sport. The hundreds of dollars they’ve invested in supplies, endless travel across the country and thousands of hours of training speak for themselves. Cody’s paddle alone cost more than $500 – there’s a science to the right combination of wooden core, rubber and glue, said Lisa Hagel, manager of Spokane Table Tennis.